CHARACTERISTIC MAINTENANCY AND USE OF DINNERWARE
Our products are fired twice at about 1.000 c° (!:800 F) and are 100% food safe; no colors or glaze contain pigments of lead and cadmium- we also regularly test those products to comply to the FDA standard regulations.
Those items can be washed by hand with any soup or in a dishwasher , but it is recommended to place the dishes or ceramics far apart to avoid touching each other during the high pressure dishwashing.
Those pieces are “serving pieces” and not cookware. They can be used in microwave oven in low power mode, just be careful when handling any piece out of the oven.
Earthenware by nature is sensitive to extreme temperatures such as boiling or freezing liquids, therefore pour hot liquids into your plates or cups, slowly to avoid sudden temperature changes that may crack your ceramic piece.
With repeated use or with temperature and humidity change, earthenware ceramics have a tendency to “craze” (forming minuscule hairline cracks in the glazing). The crazing is the nature of earthenware, and has no significant effect on the ceramics and sometimes it is a much sought after effect...
It may appear several days or even years after production and is caused by the thermal expansions of glaze and ceramic body that expand slightly on heating and contract on cooling as the glaze “stretches” on the ware and cracks. That won’t effect the quality or the functionality of the item.